When you are shopping for eyeglasses, you may find that they look great on the display but not when you try them on. This could be because they are the wrong style for your face shape. Your face shape will play a role in whether or not certain styles of glasses will look great on you.
Oval: If you have an oval face shape, the recommended frames include aviator, browline, rectangle, and square. You want to avoid oversized frames and pick frames that are as wide as the widest part of the face in order to balance proportions.
Round: For a round face shape, try round, aviator, square, and rectangular options. You can also try a clear bridge in order to help widen your eyes.
Square: For square faces, you want to avoid small or rectangular frames and instead choose browline, round, aviator, and cat-eye glasses.
Diamond: A diamond face shape looks best with round, oval, browline, or cat-eye glasses.
Pear: With a pear-shaped face, aviator and browline frames look best and you want to avoid round, square, and oval.
Heart: With a heart-shaped face, choose a rectangle, aviator, geometric, oval, and round frames. Avoid oval, browline, and square frames.
Once you get the right frames that look best for your eyeglasses you will need to choose the right ones to complement the coloration of your eyes, face, and hair.
Skin tones are categorized as cool or warm. Frames that are camel, gold, copper, orange, off white, coral, warm blue, or blond tortoise look best for warm coloring. For cool coloring, choose frames that are black, silver, rose-brown, pink, jade, and darker tortoise. Eye color is usually a secondary element in determining your coloring. Hair color can also be considered cool or warm. Warm hair colors include golden blond, brownish-black, and brown gold. Cool hair colors are platinum, blue-black, auburn, and ash brown.
You can get an expert opinion for eyeglasses by visiting our eye doctors in Tucson at Fishkind, Bakewell, Maltzman, & Hunter. Contact us via email (http://eyestucson.com/appointment ) or by calling us at 520-293-6740.